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in the united states had to be ground and because of money and power and they always say van dare was like family to bush. we're dealing with these leaders that making deals back home deals with people and then all of the sudden they come back you know and roost here and then you wonder why we're being attacked. we're spending our own money to give this money to these people for energy to come back and kill us with our own money. when we going to wake up? you know? it's like we're being directed in one way and then when we make deals with these people they're suppose to be the good guy and look what happens. host: thanks for the call. "washington post" says al qaeda benefits for decades worth of miss stepped in yemen. first of all u.s. commandos are trained encounter tactics. many say the war could arrive too late to change the trajectory in yemen. since the u.s.s coal attacked the nation has been past toward the illusion that the government is weak to control swats in the country. it's stretched thin and separatist movement in the south. it's got high employment unemployment rate and al
started in earnest in the late 1940's, we became very much a war that in the 1950's the united states of the soviet union were locked in to an existential crisis. it was a sort of stable crisis over the years, but a crisis nonetheless. we chatted a enormous nuclear power. we each have the ability to destroy the other country. and tonight, destroying most of the world. so we produced what was called a balance of terror, were both leaders on both sides, whenever there was a real crisis did not ever want to be pushed to a point of having to use nuclear weapons. and that governs the way we thought about our policy in almost every part of the world. now as a reporter in that environment, and as they moscow correspondent, and i remember i was the moscow correspondent during some of the most acute berlin crises, during the cuban missile crisis, and a number of others as well in the middle east. i believe now that i thought then that in pursuing my story, i wanted us to win. i didn't want the soviet union to gain and manage over the united states. i don't know that i literally wrote stories i
that a nigerian was being prepared for attacks in the united states on the homeland. my understanding is the least one of those intersects i think there were several specifically mentioned umar farouk abdulmutallab, the first two names. if you put it together with the fact this suspect's own father and not just anyone off the street as it has been stated by some in the intelligence community but a respected nigerian banker went physically to the embassy and talked to not one agency but to, the department and central intelligence agency and wasn't in missing person report. he said he was conservative his son, he's in yemen, and the nsa intercepted background. follow those meetings with written communications and telephone calls. we know that yemen is a hotbed of terrorism. apparently intelligence community didn't receive a possibility al qaeda and the arab peninsula might attack the homeland which is the story is another failure of imagination and it seems al qaeda is fixation on aviation system all of it seems to me not just in retrospect but before the effect of to have been enough to put on high
to be a sustained policy after the first action, does the united states then support future actions or does it say never again, that this cannot occur again? all the while dealing with the aftermath of then is really strike and the implications that entail. finally, if this does not come to pass, and iran, diplomacy does not work in israel does not strike then we are going to be focusing a large part of the coming year and afterwards on confidence-building and reassurance among our allies as we try to build a containment regime to deal with nuclear iran. i would raise the question one of the main challenges we will face in confidence building is how to convince the allies that a country that was unable to prevent iran from achieving the outcome we defined as unacceptable, that is acquiring nuclear weapons, will also be able to have the willpower and resolve to deter nuclear iran and we will face challenges in our theater engagement strategy and trying to build a containment architecture to do with nuclear iran if that comes to pass. just a couple of quick comments about the whole issue of strategi
and ally to united states and the partnership between our countries is -- a new beginning, based on mutual respect and mutual interest that the president called for in cairo. we will discuss how to deepen and broaden our partnership. among the matters that we consulted on -- the situation in yemen is a top concern. how can we work together and with others to stabilize yemen? assist in securing its borders and providing for its people in combating al qaeda? the instability in yemen is a threat to regional and global stability. and we are working with qatar and others to think of the best way forward to duck -- to try to deal with the security concerns. certainly, we know that this is a difficult set of challenges but they have to be addressed. i also thank the prime minister for their efforts to facilitate an end to the crisis in darfur and to promote security and stability in the broader middle east as well as africa. we both have a shared, mutual interest in moving towards a comprehensive peace between israelis and palestinians. we share the goal of an amendment -- an independent and viab
. four of those teams are from the united states. of course, our fairfax, virginia, team was the first one on the ground and has been actively providing service support and leadership to make sure this effort is coordinated and effective. we continue to send additional capabilities and will continue to send teams, but i believe it is now that there is a significant urban search and rescue effort underway. it is still attempting to save lives that they're still an important open window of time today, tonight, and perhaps even parts of tomorrow when we have the ability to save lives. haitian lives, american lives and the lives of partner government people that are there on the ground. we are also mounting today a major relief operation. this of course has been in planning and works since the beginning of this crisis. the united states is mounting this operation in close coronation between the fema, usaid, a number of other agencies, civilian agencies, and the department of defense that as the president noted yesterday now has the aircraft carrier, the vinson there. and that will dramatic
. this is not a green light for haitians to try to get to the united states now. keep in mind, their country is devastated. so it's a prospect that has a whole lot of possibility to try to improve their lives. but the secretary of homeland security saying do not try to get into the united states because tps will not apply to you if you arrive in the united states post-earthquake, you will be detained and you will be sent back to haiti. for the estimated 1 to 200,000 haitian nationals who had no legal documentation basically living here illegally for the past number of years, those people will be allowed now to stay. they can get driver's licenses, they can get work visas and they can enjoy some assistance from the federal government. but instead of having to rely on their family and friends for support and money, hoping they can turn something in and maybe tps will be granted and waiting for the eventuality of being deported has come to a halt, at least for the next 18 months when it will come up for renewal or dismissal. >> we had a state representative from florida on the air here within t
with colorado district attorney and united states attorney in colorado to ensure the cases were pursued by the most effected meaned. my office focused on enforcement by deceptive advertising on local borrowers and egregious cases. we examined the advertising of dozens loan originators for act violations. seize and assist letters went to those advertisers who were not disclosing an apr or who are disclosing inaccurate apr. by late 2006, our newspapers were full with option payment a.r.m. loan. they failed to disclose the borrowers would experience if they made over the minimum payment. they were led to believe they were buying a fixed-interest rate when only the first monthly payment was at the advertised rate. we issue subpoenas and conducted numerous depositions. the witness told us the teaser rates really quote, made the phones light up, unquote. it was clear that thousands of colorado borrowers got into the loan without knowing the true nature, the significant negative amityization that they were added and the penalties that came with the loan. a number went out of business. we reach
, counterterrorism officials on the ground in the united states were alerted to the name abdulmutallab on that flight manifest and they were going to question him when he landed at detroit. well, if his name was there, and it alerted them to the point that they were going to actually drag him aside and question him, why in fact was he then permitted to get on the plane in the first place. it was said he wasn't on the no-fly list. then why would those authorities want to question him when he landed in the u.s. it will be interesting to hear what the president has to say about that today. >> and jim, that very point suggests that there's an issue as far as, yes, trying to track people in the united states. they want to ask them questions when they meet with customs agents and whatnot once they land. it was almost as if they thought, well, that might be the problem, not that he might actually try to be a problem while he's trying to get here. >> reporter: that's right. one of the questions that intel people are asking is, if they thought that -- if he was a person of concern, wouldn't they think there s
of representing the people of connecticut and the united states congress i will not be extended for reelection this november. jane: there you have it. three other democratic senators not seeking reelection including ted kaufman of delaware, will burris, and paul kirk. on the republican side there are six who said they will not run for reelection, and there is a look at those six. democrats could be facing a bit of a battle to keep that filibuster-proof supermajority in the senate. that is the talk of the town today. let's bring in fox news contributor and political analyst juan williams. one of the things that people who love to watch politics like all of us do, figure out how the pieces move around here. what is your take? >> well, i mean, the deal here in washington is that democrats jumping ship. the waters are too turbulent at the moment. it looks like tea party politics, anti-government politics, and anti-democratic politics, especially with the health care bill right now in the water. it is just too much for democrats. so you see a number of them saying they would prefer not to be around
respected private business, revered private business more than we have now in the united states, that other nations have more pro-growth policies than we do, are more natural resource oriented than we are, less tax oriented, less exposure to budget deficits that we do here in america. remember the other night anna dark yoe jim hackett told us ghana and algeria are easier to deal with than the united states in doing business. algeria. read "savage war and peace," watch the. these are more investor friendly than the u.s.? if china is better than capitalist america, why shouldn't ghana be a hot bed of investment? what's safe for the united states? what's safer? we're going to talk about developed countries after the break. that's called a tease in tv speak. now i want to highlight the safest developing ones with terrific stocks to shock you -- that's right, i'm going to shock you out of your complacency. brazil, china and peru. that's right, you heard me. brazil, china and peru are all safe countries to put your money in. in many ways safer than the united states, because they do not favor a d
legally for 18 more months. but any haitian who tries to enter the united states after the earthquake will be sent home no matter how desperate the situation back there might be. >> thank you. to help victim of the earthquake visit foxnews.com/helplai/helphaiti, you can access links to donate to the recovery efforts. the pentagon says the warning signs leading up to the fort hood massacre were missed and ignored. up next, huge political stakes in the next week massachusetts senate massachusetts senate elect ♪ singer:hen you're a rock star you get to party hard ♪ ♪ champagne and caviar ♪ tricked-out exotic cars ♪ it's just how i thought it'd be ♪ ♪ 'cept the party's not for me ♪ ♪ 'cause some punk opened a credit card with my id ♪ ♪ free what? (free credit!) report dot com ♪ ♪ that's the site i'm gonna hit when i go home ♪ ♪ they know how credit works ♪ they send email alerts ♪ now i'm finding out how bad reality hurts ♪ legal vo: offer applies with enrollment in triple advantage two to five times more polluted than the air outside. smoke, germs
was active during the haiti-ç-another thing i want t know is the united states -- united nations isçó a criminal organization. it's responsible for the spread+ of the swine flu. it was pattening -- peatenting it as well.ko this is an effort to -- host: tony, you believe the united states has patented swine flu and responsible for spreading it? >> i don't know if the united states. i think the world health organization. host: why would they do that? caller: because they practice in genocide. they want to reduce the populationç by 80%. this is all part ofñ)ççw3;3 agenda.t( agenda 21.ç >> we'll leaveç this segmentçm the "washingtonç journal" and take you live to the white house. president obama will speak about haiti relief efforts. >> good morning, everybody. i have directed myç administration to launch a swift, coordinated, and aggressive effort to save lives and support the recovery inç haiti. the losses that have been suffered in haiti are nothing less than devastating. in responding to disaster of this magnitude will require every elementçç of our nation capa
that have fallen altogether. so what we have here are -- there are several crews from the united states, three crews that have been working their way to haiti, getting there as fast as they could along with equipment to lift up these massive slabs of concrete. we can take it again from the top. what we're seeing here is this group from fairfax. let's listen into it. [ applause ] >> reporter: you can see here basically what's happening is we knew there were people and there still are, people who have been trapped under rubble. the u.n. said it could have been one of the worst days in its history in recent years. obviously there are a lot of lives at stake right there. it's not the kind of thing that people just on their own can come along and pull up the stuff. you need the power and the equipment to lift up the concrete that's there. so we have this group now from fairfax. you're well familiar with them. as we can see they have managed to rescue one person. we also know there are other crews on the way to various sites in haiti, including the u.n. headquarters and their goal there is to
the business climate is better in those countries than it is in the united states. >> right. >> my question is if other countries are so much more attractive and business friendly than the united states currently, should we have even greater than 20% exposure to international? >> i waffle over this. 20% is foreign. 10% is gold. that leaves 70% for united states. i am not giving up on this country. we have a lot of great values. remember, many of the s&p stocks and most of the dow stocks are international companies. they will take advantage of exactly what you're talking about. 20% overseas is very high. probably the highest of any money manager i know. that's how far i'm going and not a percent further. i need to go to mitch in south carolina which i call carolina. mitch? >> got a big-time booyah from charleston, south carolina. >> go ahead. >> -- around $40 a share just before the recent push. currently up about 20% and definitely think the stock has more room to run. my question is around the fact that i bought fluor in '09 and don't think it's a trade i can turn into a long-term capital
learned a great deal about the affiliate in yemen, we knew that they sought to strike the united states and the they were recruiting operatives to do so. the intelligence community did not prioritize particular streams of intelligence. second, this contributed to a larger failure analysis, a failure to connect the dots of intelligence that existed across the community which, together, could have revealed what the attacker was planning. third, there are shortcomings in the system, and he was allowed to board the airplane in amsterdam for detroit. the u.s. government had the information to potentially uncover this lot. rather than a failure to connect and share intelligence, this was a failure to understand the intelligence that we had. this is why we took swift action following christmas, adding more individuals to the no-fly list, including current visa information in warnings of people with suspected ties to terrorism. today we are looking at additional threats across multiple agencies. first, i am directing the intelligence community to immediately begin assigning specific responsibil
to respond to the growing threat that al qaeda posed to the united states and apparently failed to target sufficient resources at this threat. the intelligence reform act provides ample authority to insure the maximum availability to intelligence information to intelligence information -- intelligence regarding the threat posed by a majorç hasan remained stovepiped. t(we saw filly to connect the dots, the streamsçó of intelligence reporting, with regard to the christmas day and attempted attack. i]the law directs the dni to directed the informationç intelligence systems. here again, the intelligence that may have allowed this to identified abdulmutallab as a terrorist remained undiscovered in multiple databases. disseminated, those doubts were out there -- those dots were out there. but they were not connected. the law provides the secretary of state with clear authority to revoke of the sub at any time in her discretion. yet, abdulmutallab's visa remained valid when he boarded a flight. it remained valid, despite the fact that the state department had already decidedt( to questin h
of the united states government, but ultimately not analyzed correctly and was not put in a place where this person would have ended up on a no-fly list. the president is angry about that and wants these intelligence and homeland security officials to do better. i think that's the tone we'll hear from the president today. >> savannah, to that point, we just had a heated conversation with a republican strategist who agrees with dick cheney and michael steele saying this administration and the democrats have been soft on terror. might we hear some agregression from the president meeting those critics advising john brennan over the weekend shows? >> reporter: i don't know if he'll take that on in this speech. for everything i've heard about this statement, is that it will be focused really on what happened on christmas day, and not on this larger issue. behind the scenes, the administration's been pretty aggressive pushing back on that criticism by cheney, that somehow they're soft on the war on terror or don't know we're at war, as the former vice president allege. they point out, of cour
'll be left behind. this problem is going to get solved, and it should be solved here in the united states. >> joe, realistic assessment. do you believe a cap and trade even after massachusetts and the climate we're in, focus on jobs, can actually pass and get to the president's desk this year? >> you know, listen, i think we sat and are surprised by a lot of things. i think we're going to be working on jobs, but i absolutely believe that it's incredibly important that they deal with this. i think if you come at it in a different way, the way the president did tonight, they'll have a lot more success. >> joe lockhart, tony fratto, rob nichols, anita dunn, thank you. >>> we'll see how the market votes tomorrow, john, but short of any big surprises in your view, that cuts a night for us. >> i think so. i think the markets are likely to see this as a continuation. thanks for joining us. see you tomorrow morning. >>> i'm jim cramer, and welcome to my world. >> you need to get in the game! >> firming are going out of business and they're nuts, nuts, know nothing. >> i like to see there's a bull
the quartet was involved, the quartet being the united states, russia, the u.n., and the european union, was to try and see if we could help in any way to unlock this difficult situation. it was really no thanks to my efforts or indeed the quartets that they decided the first step in what he wanted to do was to withdraw from gaza. and that was a momentous decision. and at the time perceived to be full of hope. it was a time when, as you recall, the million plus people in gaza were negotiated with in terms of the withdrawal and the 7,000 or so israelis that were there largely involved in hot house production were given the opportunity or rather were encouraged to leave, including leaving the hot houses. but the bottom line of it was that essentially there was to be this withdrawal and the israelis were to leave and one way or another we raised a bit of money to pay the owners of the hot houses to leave them there and there was for a time production by the palestinians in those houses. the hope was that that wulled -- would be an industry that would allow for an income in the area and for
$3.5 billion to put up 100 new projects throughout the united states and 49 states and that's being matched by providers who are putting up another $4 billion. >> it can move the needle for you, right? >> the margins are very, very good. >> we think we are very, very early. before anybody was talking about smart energy. >> you also have an industrial business. i think there's a turnaround coming and you're in automotive. wire line infrastructure and satellite, medical, military and move the needle and it does. that's the broad based analog business. we developed certain core capabilities to do things in smartphones and in cellular telephones and we've then taken this i.p. and the intellectual property and looked to apply it in underserved markets and smart energy is a great example. if you break open a digital broadcast satellite, you see silicon devices and medical devices. so where we see an opportunity to do a customized i.c. it's not as big as the cell phone world. >> that's important. cell phone job, right? >> i didn't break up the three kindles that i got from friends because
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. there were 12 firearms found at checkpoints around the united states. they have four instances of artfully conceived -- concealed, prohibited items being found at checkpoints and 24 incidents that involved a checkpoint closure, a terminal evacuation, or what they call a sterile area breach. i think that number is a little higher than normal, jon: jon any tsa problems reported? >> quite a few. in femed the bomb-sniffing dogs failed to test and were taken out of service. bad timing there. they had a scare yesterday at the bakersfield, california airport after a bag tested positive for explosives. no explosive. they opened the bag and found jars containing an amber-colored liquid, the contents of those jars apparently made two tsa officers sick. turned out to be jars of honey. of course we're learning the newark airport near you had problems with a security camera, the delayed response to a security breach. there was a big delay between the time of the breach and the time the terminal was closed down. in just the last few minutes there's an press conference at newark, one senator, bob menende
hatched outside the united states, and then accomplished against the united states. it's the worst attack in the history of this country. so what are we doing? this is a public relations gimmick to try him in a civilian court. >> because the art i get some have made is if he's found guilty, the self-proclaimed mastermind of 9/11, if a civilian court finds him guilty, a criminal court before the whole world watching, he's sentenced to death, and executed, that would be for the world, for america's reputation as a recruiting tool against clade, much better than if a military court were to do the same thing. i see you're smiling, but the argument -- you wouldn't have all the benefits that he would have in a civilian court. >> that's not going to make a darned bit of difference to the terrorists who want to kill us or murder us. it is going to cut off questioning and intelligence as it did on christmas day. finally, all of that will mean nothing, because the president of the united states and the attorney general have very unprecedented way announced he's going to be found guilty. so his conv
realizes the icpd goals. this is a journey that the obama administration and the united states government will travel with you. but we need to travel quickly because we only have five years to meet our original goals. for the health statistics that i just mentioned, they point to the a broader impact. there's a direct connection between a woman's ability to plan her family, space her pregnancies and give birth safely and her ability to get an education, work outside the home, support her family and participate fully in the life of her community. when a girl becomes a mother before she becomes literate, when a woman gives birth alone and is left with a permanent disability, when a mother toils daily to feed her large family but cannot convince her husband to agree to contraception, these struggles represent suffering that can and should be avoided. they represent potential that goes unfulfilled, and they also represent are an opportunity to extend critical help to women worldwide and the children who depend on them. investing in the health of women, adolescents and girls is not only the ri
into the united states without a visa. >> that is an excellent point and it is of great concern to us for some time particularly when we are looking at individuals in great britain who may have dual citizenship in pakistan and england and maybe using one passport to travel to pakistan and their british passport to travel to our country. i realize it is an issue for another day but if it's of great concern. we have to -- >> we have to learn the lessons of this case but not over learn the lessons. using this data is very much integrated in the equation. let me ask a question in when dhs was established in 2002, they wanted to assign personnel today's issue in diplomatic posts overseas to review -- eight years later. dhs personnel as i understand it are in about 15 out of the 220 state department posts around the world. that small number is even more disturbing when you consider that dhs and the state the province have identified 57 posts as being high risk. i also understand that request to expand to three more of these high risk posts for more than a year and that you signed them recently. why
at the bit. quick. >> it will drive money into the united states. fuel are rally and strengthen the dollar. >> i got you. okay so tell strengthen the dollar over what sort of time frame? >> it will and the risk spread that people are talking about with the risk of corporate bonds going up, i don't see it in the market. bond prices are not falling. >> okay good last thought. catch you down the road. certainly a market ahead by 72 points. we have about 45 points to go. apple earnings obviously in focus coming right after the bell and texas instruments obviously going to be closely watched as well. >> that's right and apple shares are hire right now ahead of its first quarter earnings report but should you be buying or selling the stock ahead of those results? answers in just a moment. >> and banking analyst dick bove warns that the stock market could crash if president obama gets his way on financial reform. ee will tell us exactly why coming up. >>> and then coming up after the bell, cnbc is your home for earnings central. ow expert team will bring us instant analysis. those results from ap
in places like amsterdam, in europe and on flights that are bound for the united states, chris. >> there's also, mike, as you know, a new snag in the confirmation process of president obama's nominee too head the tsa, erroll southers, what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: that confirmation had been voted out of the committee on the senate and was due to be held on the senate floor, but there was a hold put on by conservative senator from south carolina, jim demint. he was concerned that southers would encourage the unionization of the transportation security agency, of course, that is another entity that was created in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. but now some new information. mr. southers, while an fbi agent, some 20 years ago ran a law enforcement background check for his own personal purposes. his estranged wife's boyfriend, he ran a check on, and apparently, initially, he kept some of that information from the committee. now there's something of a controversy. the white house as recently as yesterday is standing behind this nominee, erroll southers, to be the head of the tsa
and the reason he brought it to the attention of mr. brennan was because they felt that the united states was not paying enough attention to the country of yemen and the threats there. >> so much about the story that we continue to dissect this morning including how this particular underwear bomber should be tried. should he be an enemy combatant or tried in criminal courts. in criminal courts he is given rights afforded to all of us as u.s. citizens. it was debated with chris wallace on his sunday show. >> let me ask you specifically. after abdulmutallab got lawyered up, did he stop talking? >> i'm not going to address what he did before or after he was -- talked with his lawyer. we got information and we continued to have opportunities to do that. >> why not treat him? you certainly have the right. still have the right to treat him as an enemy combatant. why not do that. if he has more actionable intelligence about future attacks and you say there is a real possibility of that, doesn't the president have the responsibility to do everything legal he can to get that information? >> and th
and certainly from the united states' perspective, get at those safe havens, where al qaeda leadership still lives and plans and is -- leads al qaeda and certainly is very much tied to threatening us and there's no better indication of that than what happened here in detroit on the 25th of december. so an awful lot of effort there, the president's decision to add the 30,000 troops to increase and accelerate the civilian surge into afghanistan, to focus on the development, to focus on governance from the districts up through national level, to really focus on corruption as well, and i believe we've got the right leadership there and now from certainly our main goal in afghanistan and pakistan, over the next couple of years is to execute that strategy. don't leave the broader middle east and south asia without talking about iran. usually when i talk about the broader middle east, i may academically get this wrong, but it's sort of tehran to beirut and everything in between and, you know, the continuing concern with iran and its development, its -- i believe its strategic intent to have nuclear
've made about muslim jihadist infiltration into the united states is going to prove to be the biggest story of 2009 and frankly, obama's term in office. >> jon: judy. >> i think that the phenomenon of home grown radicalization will be certainly the national security story of 2009. i have to agree with you, jim. >> jon: all right. you're jumping a little bit ahead of us because we're going to get into that. ellis, your take on president obama and his year just completed. >> well, it reminds you that a really huge story one year can produce an almost as huge story the second year. you know, we're finding this out. it's too soon to have real perspective on it, but you do have to say from the noble to the war issues to the health care issue all of that goes back to january 2 and back to november as well. >> jon: cal? >> well, look, the expectations levels were so high coming in, i think he's coming down to earth. people are realizing even in the media he's a human being with if not feet of clay then certainly not feet of iron. >> jon: what about the white house handling of the press c
of the united states government but still eight years after 9/11, the dots weren't connected. the puzzle pieces were there, but the intelligence agencies failed to put that puzzle together. that is what really has made the president angry and the reason he wants to see some changes. >> savannah, while you were talking we saw an aide from the white house press office bring the binder with the president's planned remarks out to the lectern. here comes the president through the center entrance of the blue room of the white house. >> good afternoon, everybody. i just concluded a meeting with members of my national security team including those from our intelligence, homeland security and law enforcement agencies involved in the security reviews that i ordered after the failed attack on christmas day. i called these leaders to the white house because we face a challenge of the utmost urgency. as we saw on christmas, al qaeda and its extremist allies will stop at nothing in their efforts to kill americans. were determined not only to thwart those plans but to disrupt, dismantle and defeat their nedwo
the united states as a pretext to occupy haiti. when he found out the marines were arriving he said, quote, they are occupying haiti undercover. i believe we have tape. >> that's why i didn't drink the espresso. >> we should have had that translated. >> jim, is it what these cruise people -- what do you call them -- tourists? it would be better if it wasn't so close to disaster, isn't that what they are say ?g. >> yeah, they don't want it to infringe on their vacation. but to me it is about perception. the cruiseline is donating money for docking there. >> and they employ hatian. >> and they are bringing pallets of food. after 9/11, nobody criticized tourists foregoing to, no, we were happy. >> excellent point. mary you are looking like -- >> i so disagree. tourists came to new york, but they came months later. they didn't come like a week later when there was still the devastation going on. i don't know. it is like there is a grace period. yes, the cruise lines are doing great things, but it is in poor taste. i hate it. i think it is awful. >> i don't know. i think from a visual, like a -
. but none of the largest deals that were done during that period in the united states have gone bankrupt. if you take the 20 largest deals done in a bubble period, so-called, none of them have filed for bankruptcy. some of them have problems, but actually, they're being re structured and i think many of them will get good returns for their invest everies. >> is 2010 the year that private equity can build up and roll them back out? >> you'll see a lot of ipos this year. but he'll see a lot of strategic sales, sales of company to strategic buyers because they're back in the market, as well. and financial buyers will buy things from other financial buyers. so i think you'll see a fair amount of buying activity this year. >> joe is in the studio and he has a question, too. >> i love the general fighting the last war, david. that's so apt. and i can mention about five really well known pundits that are fienting the last war. and none of them actually make investments or run private equity firms, which it's easy to be that way if you actually don't have to, you know, be involved in the economy
of like everyone is talking about how the united states is slow. you made a very, very pointed comment in your conference call which just finished where you talked about that the u.s. is actually getting stronger. how can you explain the disconnect between what i heard last night in the president's state of the union about how things aren't so strong and all the doom and gloomsteres and your u.s. business is picking up here? >> jim, i think one thing is that technology is leading this recovery. and i don't think that's been true since the tech bubble burst back at the beginning of last decade. so i think there's pent-up demand for technology and we're seeing it. our i.t. business in america grew by double digits on a year on year basis. >> that's why i like tech and i'm going to keep pushing it. roy vallee, great to have you on here. you do have the pulse on this whole industry. thanks so much. those of you crying in your beer about qualcomm thinking it's all over, mr. vallee has a better handle on it than qualcomm who has no handle on it at all. i feel better. technology is leading us
to form a mutual path to eliminate the terrorists and certainly from the united states perspective, get at those safe a enz, where al-qaida leadership lives and plans and is -- leads al-qaida and certainly is very much tied to threatening us and there is no better indication of that than what happened here in detroit on the 25th of december. so, an awful lot of effort there. the president's decision to add the 30,000 troops to increase and accelerate the civilian surge into afghanistan, to focus on the development and to focus on governance from the district up to the national level to really focus on corruption as well and i believe that we have the right leadership there, and so now, from certainly, our main goal in afghanistan and pakistan over the next couple of years is to execute the strategy. don't leave the broader middle east and south asia without talking about iran, usually when i talk about the broader middle east, and@@@b terrorist groups that they are -- they are supporting. so, and certainly, i like, i am sure like everybody in this room, and anybody listening have watche
like fetchin wasally. >> the president of the united states, after a two-hour meeting -- >> i'm not sure that's english, but we will go with it. >> well, it means talking. after two hours of talking with the intelligence and security officials in this country, the president centralled to the lectern in the white house and said we had enough information. we could have stopped it. we screwed up. listen to this. >> the bottom line is this. the u.s. government had sufficient information to have uncovered this plot and potentially disrupt the christmas day attack. but our intelligence community failed to connect those dots, which would have placed the suspect on the no-fly list. in other words, this was not a failure to collect intelligence, it was a failure to integrate and understands the intelligence that we already had. >> essentially the same problem we had lead to go 9/11 and other things butch the president looked like he was in control. he evidently, by all reports, was extremely ticked off. there was a report when it was time to have a second address over in hawaii, that t
this country, that threatens the economic security of the united states. progressives should support that effort, as many did today, because they understand if you fail to act, social security is going broke. medicare is going broke. it is not progressive to allow those programs to fail. >> woodruff: senator greg, why is this bipartisan task force idea that the two of you were pushing, why was that the right way to go or why is it the right way to go? >> because these issues are so big, judy, that you can't address them in a partisan way. you have to have everybody at the table. everything has to be on the table-- entitlements and tax issues-- or otherwise the american people don't trust the results. the american people inherently understand if it isn't bipartisan, it probably won't be fair. we set up this task force in a manner that not only was bipartisan but also required super majorities to report. 14 of 18. so that neither side could gain the other. it required super majorities to pass it in the senate so nobody could game anybody. the results of this task force would be seen as
in the united states and the earnings of the big companies that are about to report. in fact, i regard it as an inverse correlation. the more they fire here, the more money they make. and the hirer their stock goes. given that business is so bad in this country and better almost everywhere else, i believe companies will be penalized with lower stock prices if they hire here and will rally if they hire overseas where the growth is. what matters during earning season is less earnings, and right now joblessness equals profits. it's a fact. when it comes to this kind of thing, getting political, making judgments whether it's the congress' fault for making things so darn confusing and difficult for small business, or whether it's the rich moneybag bankers that shouldn't make their pay, maybe they're the problem. all of those things just obscure what we need to think about as investors, which is how much money companies are making from not hiring people. case in point, caterpillar. see that one today? stock folded $3.79. it was a stunning move. a stunning move. talk about a company that's la
transporting critically injured haitians into the united states have been temporarily suspended because of logistical issues. the white house says there is no official policy to suspend the flights, but the situation arose because they were running out of room. florida governor charlie crist has asked the federal government to help florida and other states to help pay the cost of treating those patients. >> they're not stopping coming into florida. i wrote a letter to secretary sebelius that federal assistance would be helpful to us and if we could share that with some of our sister states, it would make a big difference. because of florida's proximity to haiti, we've born the brunt of it. we're happy to continue. >> according to the white house, there have been 435 medevac flights from haty to the united states so far. >>> millions of dollars have poured into haiti, but the situation there is still desperate. barbara starr reports. >> reporter: desperate haitians still struggling for food, water and shelter nearly three weeks after the earthquake. more than 100 countries and 500 relief
have done. put the united states on trial. and get a lawyer in there to do it. and that will be a disaster for barack obama. >> you already have that. but pat, you already have that with ksm and the military tribunal. the end of the bush administration they put him in a military tribunal and he spewed all of his ret a rick. media was there and reported on it. you still have the circus-like atmosphere whether it's in a military tribunal or federal court of law. where were they in terms of the hundreds of terrorists who were prosecuted in the federal court system, like richard reid? >> let's hear what senator-elect scott brown had to say. >> i believe, and i know all of you believe, that our constitution and laws exist to protect this nation. they do not grant rights and privileges to enemies in wartime. [ applause ] and dealing with terrorists? our tax dollars -- our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them and not lawyers to defend them. >> joy, your response to senator-elect scott brown? >> i want to see ksm brought to justice. if we follow the senator'
is the top notch security priority for the united states government in afghanistan. i am looking for to travel to afghanistan to visit with officials from the afghan government. 80 percent of afghans earn their income from agriculture. 35 percent of the afghan gdp comes of agriculture. 50% -- >> we will right now lead the state department briefing to go live to the heritage foundation. we have fixed the problem, and we will bring you this discussion on the 2010 midterm election. republican pollster kellyanne conway is the guest speaker. this is live coverage on c-span2. >> good afternoon and thank you all for venturing out on such a cold january day here in washington, d.c.. although it's a lot colder other places around the country. and around the world. welcome to all of you here in the nation's capital here at the heritage foundation with us, and to all of those watching on c-span. all around the country and the world. this is the january conservative women's network, and i'm michelle easton, president. special thank you to heritage foundation, brigitte wagner who is such a wo
. the companies that are rallying are divorced. divorced from the united states. and they aren't paying any alimony or child support. now, when you're on one of these money political shows, when you're discussing the prospects of the president and the democrats, you have to focus on the impact of job losses. and you know what you got to say! scary, sad. and you think all of these companies are deadbeats! [ gunfire ] that aren't hiring, their profits should be garnished if they're not helping the costs. but this is not a political show. if you own shares in a company, you must hope that the company is doing everything it can to take its business overseas. and you're not thinking of adding anyone here, because it's too expensive. and not productive enough. in fact, it's worse. companies based in america have realized that it pays to fire, not hire. fire, not fihire. don't believe me? look at u.p.s., which i learned from my charitable trust. the stom jumped 2.5 cents today after being up since last friday. why a second-day rally? i think you have a second-day rally because it shows the company
as a shadowy double agent for jordan and the united states before he committed the ultimate betrayal. nbc's jim maceda is in kabul, afghanistan, with more. jim, what's been the reaction as we learn more about this man's background and what he apparently had planned? >> reporter: well, that's interesting, tamron, because he is a shadowy figure but he certainly was not an unknown figure. i'll explain why in a second. the details are emerging. they're not coming officially from the cia. the cia is still not speaking out about it but we're hearing from unnamed sources past and present officials that the gentleman we're talking about, this individual's name is a mouthful. a 36-year-old jordanian doctor by trade from the hometown of abu musaab al zarqawi, the iraqi leader back in 2006. now he was, again, well known. he was a leading fundamentalist blogger on a number of al qaeda websites and went by another name. he was arrested by jordanian intelligence. he was already known on those blogs. he was believed by the jordanian intelligence to have been flipped by them, sent into afghanistan and into pak
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auction of votes with his health care legislation in the history of the united states of america. and i think that the decision with regard to senator reid will be made by the voters of nevada. >> it is interesting to note that senator mitch mcconnell, the top republican in the senate was also at that press conference today and deferred when asked about reid, he said that is something the democrats will have to decide. >> it's up to voters in the fall. can reid pull off a comeback? >> the folks who have watched nevada politics for a long time say he's a fighter, he absolutely can do it. we're ten, 11 months out. i talked to dave myers, a political reporter out there, here's what she said about reid's chances. >> i think he's going to have a tough fight. really, the election is ten months out, senator reid is a fighter. it's the narrative on him but it's true. he's known for coming back in the end. and usually elections are won and lost in the final weeks and months. >> and you know, there's that story line about him being a former boxer. they say he's not going down without a fight, he'
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